Assessments


Hands-Free have a strong background in delivering a range of assessments to those in the workplace. Having previously held contracts from the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver Workplace Assessments through their Access to Work Scheme.

Our qualified assessors have completed over 1000 assessments between them, they have a wealth of knowledge in assessing and meeting the needs of individuals with a myriad of needs.

Workplace Needs Assessment

A Workplace Needs Assessment can take a  holistic view of an individual. Looking at a wide range of factors affecting an individual. This includes:

  • The workstation, including; chair, desk, equipment, furniture and the layout
  • The job the individual undertakes including frequent duties
  • Any specific requirements to the individual

These usually last between one to one and a half hours in duration whilst the assessor ascertains all of the relevant information.

Upon completion of the assessment, a checklist style report, which includes and recommendations for equipment, is sent to the designated contact within five working days.

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Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment

A Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment ascertains whether an individual has a neurodiversity, such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and / or Dyscalculia.

This can also highlight (but not diagnose) if the individual could have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD.

During these assessments, our assessors will conduct a series of cognitive ability tests that look at verbal and non-verbal skills as well as literacy and fine motor control.

A Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment will usually take between 2-4 hours. In addition to conducting the cognitive tests, the assessor will also gather information about the individuals early development, education and work background to build up a picture of how the individual has experienced both difficulties and strengths over time.

Once the assessment has been completed, a report will be produced within 10 working days. The report will confirm whether the individual has a neurodiversity listed, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

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Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessment

Our DSE Assessments enable employers to adhere to The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992.

The DSE assessment will evaluate an individuals working environment, looking specifically at:

  • The workstation
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • Equipment
  • Furniture
  • Layout

These assessments last between 45 minutes – one and a half hours and a full report is submitted with a checklist of any recommendations within five working days.

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Why choose us?

Hands Free Computing are committed to providing the highest standard of service through all of our assessment services to organisations. From the initial enquiry through contacting the individual with a selection of potentials assessment dates to submitting a report and supporting recommendations, we are here to support you as best possible.

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